Warfarin users more likely to need joint replacement

Warfarin is associated with greater risk of osteoarthritis than other types of anticoagulant. INTRODUCTION Osteoarthritis is a common condition that makes a person’s joints painful. Some people also experience stiffness when seated for a prolonged period of time. Osteoarthritis is caused by breakdown of the cartilage and changes in the bones as well as other […]

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Hip osteoarthritis symptoms naturally stabilise over time

Osteoarthritis in the hip increases steadily over time, but signs and symptoms are relatively stable. INTRODUCTION Osteoarthritis is a common condition that makes a person’s joints stiff and painful, particularly in the morning. It is caused by thinning of the cartilage within the joints, which allows the bones to rub against each other. Joint swelling […]

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People in non-industrial societies moving to high-energy diets are more likely to develop knee osteoarthritis

The risk of knee osteoarthritis in non-industrial societies is greater than previously realised and should be investigated. Introduction Osteoarthritis is a common condition that makes a person’s joints stiff and painful, particularly in the morning. It is caused by thinning of the cartilage within the joints, which allows the bones to rub against each other. […]

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Physical activity

This is the lay version of the EULAR recommendations for physical activity in people with inflammatory arthritis or osteoarthritis. The original publication can be downloaded from the EULAR website: www.eular.org. Rausch Osthoff AK, et al. 2018 EULAR recommendations for physical activity in people with inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis. Ann Rheum Dis 2018;77:1251–1260 doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213585 Introduction EULAR […]

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Bisphosphonates may reduce the need for joint replacement in people with osteoarthritis

In this study of older women with osteoarthritis in their knees, fewer bisphosphonate users went on to need knee replacement surgery INTRODUCTION Osteoarthritis is a common condition that makes a person’s joints stiff and painful, particularly in the morning. It is caused by changes in the whole joint tissues, including thinning of the cartilage within […]

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Chondroitin sulfate works as well as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for relieving the pain of knee osteoarthritis

Chondroitin sulfate works as well as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for relieving the pain of knee osteoarthritis Pharmaceutical-grade chondriotin sulfate 4&6 should be considered a first-line treatment for people with osteoarthritis of the knee. Introduction Osteoarthritis is a common condition that makes a person’s joints stiff and painful, particularly in the morning. It is caused […]

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